Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Nod to Norway

There is a special tiny town in Wisconsin that owes a corner of my heart. Stoughton!  

Stoughton was founded in 1847 by Luke Stoughton, and settled by many immigrants from Norway by the early 1900's.

I love the downtown shops and cafés that run from the opera house at the top of a hill all the way down to the Yahara River. 

We love to sample (and buy) various cheeses and sausages from Cheesers ( Spicy cheeses, stinky cheeses, chocolate cheese, and squeaky cheese curds! 

Stoughton claims to be the birthplace of the "coffee break". Let me tell you, with made from scratch eateries like The Koffee Kup and Fosdal's Bakery, I believe the claim! 

Everywhere you look in Stoughton there are nods to Norway. 

Even the toy shop has a Viking at the helm! 

We enjoy Stoughton every time we visit Wisconsin.



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